Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Bishop Eddie Norman at war

A new book launched last week chronicles the wartime experiences of Bishop Edward Norman – who commanded a Battalion during the Italian campaign in his early twenties before being ordained. 

Celebrating our own karakia

Anglicans are being invited to mark the 30th anniversary of He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa - A New Zealand Prayer Book on 1 December 2019.

Taizé brother to visit Aotearoa

Brother Matthew from the ecumenical community of Taizé in France is on his way to Aotearoa New Zealand to lead workshops and worship in Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin between 15-20 November 2019.

+ Jim retires on medical grounds

Bishop Jim White has announced that he will retire from active ministry on medical grounds from the close of October 2019.

Church decries crossing boundaries

Leaders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand have spoken out against boundary-crossing by Anglican bishops who supported the ordination of a bishop for a break-away church last Saturday.
• Statement by the Archbishops re the CCAANZ Ordination

Ruling out the loan sharks

The Salvation Army is calling on government to prevent loan sharks and harmful debt collection practices by building a stronger set of laws to protect financially vulnerable people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Katene Eruera to lead St John's

The St John's College Kaunihera has announced that Archdeacon Katene Eruera, Dean of Tikanga Māori at St John's, will take over as Manukura (Principal) of the College in 2020.  

Anglicans strike for climate

Anglicans have come out in force to offer prayer and protest around Aotearoa New Zealand, as they joined with secondary students in their Greta Thunberg-inspired School Strike for Climate.
•  Rev Sarah West speaks in Newshub video
• UK Christians join climate strike events
• Tens of thousands across New Zealand march for climate action